Mahadev Book case: ED raids multiple operators’ residences linked to illegal betting app

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Enforcement Directorate (ED), recently raided residences of operators in Raipur, Chhattisgarh, possibly linked to Mahadev Book illegal betting app. The raids were conducted at more than a dozen of places. With this, the troubles for illegal operators of the betting platform have increased even further.

Names like Piyush Bhatia, Chandrabhushan Verma, Anil Damani, and Sunil Damani have emerged among the raided residents. Furthermore, residents of Gaurav Chandrakar, Satish Chandrakar, Rohit Uppal were also investigated. Interestingly, they are close relatives of kingpins of Mahadev Book’s operations, Saurabh Chandrakar and Ravi Uppal.

As per Nai Dunia, ED along with a team of CRPF personnel rushed to residences of alleged operators of the illegal betting app. The entire neighbourhood was shocked to see such things happening in their surroundings.

All the aforementioned names are reported to be residents of posh colonies of the state capital. Lookout notices have already been issued against people who are on the run. It is to be noted that Chandrakar’s residences are also being looked into by the ED.

After moving to Dubai, Chandrakar started Mahadev book with his friend Ravi Uppal who is also one of the most sought out criminal. The ED is currently searching his residence for documents and information.

The ED is also searching at Yusuf Potti’s residence, another individual linked to Mahadev book betting app who have a lookout notice on his head. His partner Nitin Motwani also recently got out of jail through bail and is also absconding.

State police heavily probing against Mahadev Book

Police also nabbed another huge operative for Mahadev Book app named Naveen Batra. Batra was under the radar of police and was finally arrested from a five-star hotel in Goa. Batra, during his recent interrogation, revealed key information and details related to the matter.

Battle against Mahadev Book illegal betting app has been going on since very long. Durg police started extensive probe against these illegal operations. Till date, close to 500 individuals have been arrested in multiple raids across Chhattisgarh.

These individuals used to open fake bank accounts that were used to channelled money earned from taking illegal bets out of India. The police estimated that total transactions for the previous year amounted over a whopping Rs 5,000 crore.